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    January 1, 2013
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good morning, everybody. happy new year to you. good to be with you. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. while revelers ring in the new year, the senate is also celebrating. just a few hours ago it overwhelmingly passed a bill to avert the fiscal cliff. now president obama is calling on the house to pass the bill without delay. the bill stops most of the tax hikes and spending cuts that were to kick in at midnight. tara mergener is in washington with more this morning. tara, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. well, a deal is now on the books to avert some of the impact of the fiscal cliff which technically we have gone over. now it is up to the house. in the early morning hours of new year's day, the senate began voting on a bill to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff.
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>> the bill as amended is passed. >> reporter: the senate voted 89-8 to avoid tax hikes for 99% of all americans. >> this shouldn't be the model for how we do things around here. but i think we can say we've done some good for the country. >> r if the bill eventually becomes law, the bush era tax cuts will be permanently extended for everyone making less than $400,000 a year. and families making less than $450,000 a year. it will also keep the alternative minimum tax for the wealthy from hitting millions of middle-class families. >> middle-class families will wake up today to the assurance that their taxes won't go up $2,200 each. >> reporter: the senate agreement delays $110 billion in spending cuts that were due to kick in today for another two months. but because the bill doesn't address spending, getting it passed in the house could be much tougher. >> the fact that the president won challenges partly on spending cuts is disgusting. the fact that we're not where we
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need to be on revenues is disgusting. it's just disgusting. >> reporter: president obama said he wanted a grand bargain that dealt with taxes and spending cuts at the same time. >> but with this congress that was obviously a little too much to hope for at this time. >> reporter: house speaer john boehner has not yet publicly endorsed the deal. and even though congress did not meet the midnight deadline, tax cuts will be retroactive if the bill is eventually signed into law. terrell? >> tara mergener in washington, thank you so much. the bill also extends unemployment benefits for 2 million people. it prevents a 27% cut in fees for doctors who treat medicare patients. but many americans will see a tax hike because the bill does not affect a scheduled 2% increase in the payroll tax. it also kicked the can down the road on automatic spending cuts for the defense department and domestic programs. they've been postponed for two months. as lee cowan reports, that uncertainty has many business owners worried.
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>> reporter: jo ann vinute is running the numbers. her payroll is due this week. although she at least now has a hint on what taxes to withhold from her dozen employees, that's only half her worry. unresolved spending cuts are the other. >> it's very uncertain and very unnerving and very -- causes a lot of anxiety and a lot of lack of sleep. >> reporter: she's the president of golden state magnetic. a $2 million a year los angeles company that inspects, cleans and paints high-tech aircraft and aerospace parts. everything from fighter jets to mars rovers. any cuts in defense spending could mean cuts in her business, too. and the waiting has her on a fiscal cliff of her own. what does it do if there's another, you know, month, two months, three months of this? >> it could potentially impact the entire year. it doesn't allow you to make any plans or focus on what your future expansion or growth or
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anything is. >> reporter: it could shoot a hole in your whole year? >> it could shoot a hole in the whole year. >> reporter: california has the most workers associated with the defense industry. in 2010 the numbers topped out at more than 160,000 employees. so the wrangling in washington has a huge impact here. there seems an element of this that just is -- >> unfair? >> reporter: is that what you think? >> incredibly unfair. >> reporter: because? >> because they have a responsibility. and they're not taking care of it. >> reporter: her company did have to lay off workers during the recession, but she says things were actually starting to get better and december was a pretty good month. but all this uncertainty, she says, puts her right back to square one. a problem that she says was avoidable from the start. lee cowan, cbs news, los angeles. doctors say secretary of state hillary clinton is in good spirits and making excellent progress. she's spending a second day on hospital care in new york being treated for a blood clot which
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was discovered during a routine follow-up mri on sunday. adriana diaz reports. >> reporter: former president bill clinton visited the hospital where his wife hillary will be spending new year's eve. the secretary of state is being treated at new york presbyterian for a blood clot. clinton's doctor said in a statement the clot is in a vein between the brain and skull behind the right ear. it did not cause a stroke or neurological damage and they're dissolving it with blood thinners. in washington friends and colleagues are sending their best wishes. senator joe lieberman has known clinton since law school. >> i just want to say how much secretary clinton is in our prayers this morning. i hope she recovers rapidly from this health problem. >> reporter: clinton had hoped to be back at work this week. but doctors want to monitor her blood clot for at least a couple of days. and they're on the lookout for any other issues related to her concussion. that concussion happened earlier this month when the 65-year-old secretary fainted from dehydration after a stomach
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virus. she'd been on a grueling schedule, traveling more than any other secretary of state in history. clinton is planning to step down from her job in the next few weeks and hasn't ruled out another run for president. for now her doctors say she's in good spirits and they're confident she'll make a full recovery. a adriana diaz for cbs news, new york. millions from around the world turned out to celebrate new year's. a royal extravaganza in london as a dazzling display of fireworks lit up the night sky. hundreds of thousands lined up to watch the event. one of the biggest new year's celebrations, of course, right here in times square, new york city. edward lawrence was right there. >> reporter: 2013 got the times square treatment with fanfare that can only come from these 1 million partygoers from around the world. >> i was starting to doubt it here towards the end. but this is all worth it. this moment right now. with all this confetti and the lights and the ball. >> reporter: getting here was no easy feat. revelers had to pass through the gauntlet of thousands of extra police officers.
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>> we've been taken care of three times. we'll be safe. >> reporter: once in times square revelers faced temperatures close to freezing with gusty winds. the hottest item out there? hand warmers. taylor swift headlined the evening, keeping the crowd singing until the clock struck midnight. ♪ >> there's so much more live entertainment. there's really -- it's really a global media event. >> reporter: in fact, it's estimated more than a billion people watched the ball drop on television. edward lawrence for cbs news, new york. coming up on the morning news, call for change. protesters in india take to the streets after the brutal rape of a young woman. this is the "morning news." of a young woman. this is the "morning news." i need you. i feel so alone. but you're not alone.
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direction. >> the markets finished the last trading day of the year with a big boost. investors bought up stocks as washington lawmakers continued to negotiate a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. the down gained 166 points pushing it back over the 13,000 mark. the dow is up 7% for the year. the nasdaq jumped 59 points and is up 16% in 2012. oil was a hot commodity. the price jumped to almost $92 a barrel. prices at the pump have also been rising recently. aaa says the national average for regular unleaded is $3.29 a gallon. up five cents from last week. auto sales have been one bright spot in the economy the last six months. ford says it expects to sell 2.2 million vehicles this year. up 7% from 2011. the ford focus is the company's most popular vehicle. trucks also sold well in 2012. libraries are seeing a boost in business, but not in the traditional sense. a new pew study shows 13% of
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americans use a mobile device to visit a library website in the last year. more libraries are now offering online reference material and electronic books. and that's your "moneywatch." for more business headlines head to cbsmoneywatch.com. the new year in india begins with more nationwide protests. and growing demands to stop the violence against women. it stems from the brutal gang rape and death of a young woman there. elizabeth palmer reports. >> reporter: protests replace new year's celebrations in many places in india. men and women of all ages demanded changes to the way authorities treat rape and women. >> we gathered here for justice. we just want justice. >> reporter: the anger first erupted last week. sparked by the case of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student gang raped and beaten by six men out joyriding on a new delhi bus, which is now a crime scene. she died on saturday.
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still not publicly named because the stigma of rape is so great. victims say they're often ignored and humiliated. so it takes an exceptionally brave woman to speak up. shabna is one of them after she says she was gang raped in her village near new delhi, her father committed suicide believing the family honor was ruined. now with police protection shabna decided to press charges. i want them all punished, she says. so my father didn't die in vain. protests across india show a new generation is challenging deep rooted sexism. but it will be a long fight. female babies are still routinely aborted by couples who prefer sons, which has upset india's gender balance. for every 100 men there are now only 94 women. a number that's still dropping. while rape itself is on the rise. official figures show a 25% increase in six years.
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the government clearly rattled by the outcry has announced that the six men accused in the bus rape case will face murder charges and the death penalty. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, london. up next on this tuesday we'll have your morning weather. and in sports, a clemson rally includes a fourth and 16 pass play to keep a fourth quarter drive alive. drive alive. ever.
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. in new york mostly cloudy with snow flurries. 38 degrees. partly sunny in miami, 79. partly sunny in chicago, 22 degrees. mostly cloudy in dallas, 48. partly sunny in l.a., 64 degrees. let's check your national forecast. much of the south will be rainy with temperatures in the 30s and 40s from the texas panhandle to the carolinas. but in the 70s along the gulf coast. in florida, the northeast will be mainly dry with light snow expected from west virginia to western new york. most of the midwest will be dry and cold as will most of the west. in sports this morning clemson made a dramatic comeback in the chick-fil-a bowl. the tigers trailed lsu 24-13 going into the fourth. boyd hits deandre hopkins for the touchdown. clemson missed the two-point conversion. chandler cantanzaro did not. he made a game winning 37 yard field goal as time ran out. clemson beat lsu 25-24. seven nfl coaches will be looking for new jobs in 2013.
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they were fired in a coaching blood bath the day after the season ended. andy reid of the philadelphia eagles, ken whisenhunt of the arizona cardinals and lovie smith of the chicago bears are all super bowl veterans. also now unemployed buffalo's chan gailey. cleveland's pat shermer. kansas city's romeo crennel and san diego's norv turner. five general managers were also fired. in the nba. in orlando miami's chris bosh, 22 points including a jumper with 35 seconds left to tie the game. lebron james scored 36 points. in o.t. he beat the magic 112-110. in college hoops, syracuse coach jim boeheim. tied bob knight for second place on the all-time wins list for men's college basketball. michael carter williams scored 18 points. syracuse beat central connecticut state 96-62. career win 902 for boeheim.
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only duke's mike shashehski has more with 939. fifth ranked indiana was on the road to take on big 10 rival iowa. cody zeller led the hoosiers with 19 points. indiana hangs on to beat the hawkeyes, 69-65. indiana improves its record to 13-1. when we come back on this tuesday, another look at this morning's top stories. and survivor stories. new details from passengers on that deadly bus crash in eastern oregon. passengers on that deadly bus crash in eastern oregon. t thankso hotwir this yeawe got ttake becae they g us ridiculoly low pces on rlly niceotelsand ca. we hit ston the sprg-- even caut a game and wi the mon we save we tk a trip to s francis. yosee, hotre check the mpetitio' rates they caguarante theilow pric. so, whe to nex hoabout the? ♪-o-t-w-i-e... ♪ hotre.com
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. rain and snow in washington, 44 degrees. rain in atlanta, 56. occasional sun in st. louis, 26. partly sunny in denver, 30. partly sunny in seattle, 42 degrees. top stories now on tuesday. the senate averted the fiscal cliff passing a bill early this morning.
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now president obama is calling on the house to pass it without delay. the deal avoids tax hikes and spending cuts that were to go into effect at midnight. secretary of state hillary clinton is spending a second night in a new york hospital. she's being treated for a blood clot that formed in her head. doctors expect her to make a full recovery. investigators say it could be at least a month before they know what caused a bus to crash in oregon that killed nine people. the charter bus was returning to canada when it plunged down an embankment sunday. survivors say people were thrown from the vehicle through broken windows. when the bus stopped, terrified passengers looked around for loved ones. with five days left as governor of north carolina, beverly perdue has issued full pordens of the so-called wilmington ten. nine black men and one white woman were wrongly convicted 40 years ago for the fire bombing of a white-owned grocery store in wilmington. they denied any roll in the fire bombing but were sentenced to prison. three key witnesses later
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recanted their testimony. >> these pardons help to remove a stain from the nation. helps to heal the breach of the world. it took too long. but thank god it has come. >> the full pardon means the state no longer considers that any of the wilmington ten, four of whom have died, committed a crime. colorado has what may be the nation's first legal marijuana clubs. both opened on monday. less than a month ago the governor signed into law a constitutional amendment allowing the recreational use of marijuana. participants must bring their own marijuana. what is that called now? byom? is that byom? byot? it's going to go on and on. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," breaking news on the fiscal cliff negotiations. i'm terrell brown in new york city. happy new year, everybody. this is the "cbs morning news." i'm terrell brown in new york
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it's estimated that 25,000 african elephants are killed every year by poachers for their ivory tusks. as a result, hundreds of elephants are left orphaned. we're introduced to a woman in kenya who's devoted her life to helping them. >> reporter: these orphaned elephants are getting a second chance at life. thanks to their foster mother named daphne sheldrick. >> we try to replicate what that baby elephant would have in the world. the most important thing being a family. >> reporter: sheldrick has lived among elephants nearly 60 years and started the orphanage in the 1970s when killing the elephants for their tusks became an international crisis. over the years she's discovered elephants share many traits with humans.
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a long life span. mourning of their dead. and strong family bonds. that's led to new techniques for raising elephants in captivity. >> so we have a team of keepers that represent the elephant family that they've lost. and here in the nursery the keepers are attendants with the little orphans 24 hours a day. because a baby elephant in a natural situation would never, ever be left on its own. and all the family care for that baby. >> reporter: today elephants are under attack again by criminal gangs of poachers. for sheldrick it cuts deeply. >> i've raised over 150 infants. we've lost our own orphans to poaching. one just the other day. and we raised that elephant from 1 week old. it's like losing a family member. >> reporter: this is sheldrick's latest adoptee. 1-year-old kwanza.
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her mother and two sisters were gunned down near a national park. sheldrick's staff was called in to help. the baby was in severe shock and would not feed. s swanza was stabilized by veterinarians then air lifted back to the orphanage. sheldrick says it's difficult to get traumatized elephants to accept food from humans. so it was a big moment when kwanza took milk from a bottle for the first time. the human touch is crucial. but sheldrick told us kwanza's fellow orphans are just as important. >> he will be able to take a cue from them. and they will be comforting her. >> reporter: kwanza won't be released back into the wild for ten years. but if that happens she would sheldrick gaj graduate number
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198. that's a record made possible by her caretakers. human and otherwise. cbs news, nairobi. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the latest from capitol hill on the fiscal cliff negotiations. we'll get an update from nancy cordes. plus, a look back at some of the more intriguing interviews from 2012. we'll hear from former florida governor jeb bush. and grammy winning country group band lady antebellum stops by. that and more later on "cbs this morning." that is "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. happy new year, everybody. this tuesday. happy new year, everybody. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com c.com
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i'm grace lee. michelle has the morning off. >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning on this tuesday. happy new year to everyone. i'm grace lee. michelle has this morning off. >> happy new year. you're -- what's your name again? >> grace. you might remember me. >> just checking in. hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it is nearly 4:30.
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we're going to kick it off with a little weather with mr. lawrence karnow. >> happy new year. surprised to see who came in today. look what's going on out there folks. we have some clearing skies, still a couple of clouds but looking like a good start to the new year. when might we see some rain? i will talk about that coming up in a minute. >> and a good start to the freeways right now. here's a live look at conditions at the golden gate bridge. so far, so good. we'll keep you updated on traffic all morning long. >> thanks a lot, gianna. it is now 4:30. and congressional leaders may have found a way to avoid that so-called "fiscal cliff" that we have been talking about. after that midnight eastern time deadline, the senate passed a bill that would retroactively prevent the automatic spending cuts and tax hikes but as tara mergener reports, even if the house approves this bill, there is a lot more work that needs to be done. reporter: in the early- morning hours of new year's day, the senate began voting on a bill to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff.